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Debora Hansen


Education Associate for Visual & Performing Arts, Delaware Department of Education

Debora Hansen is the education associate for visual & performing arts at the Delaware Department of Education. A graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.F.A. in printmaking, Ms. Hansen taught visual art in elementary and middle schools before receiving a master's degree for in-school counseling focusing on gifted and talented students. While a teacher, she served as a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards regional pilot teacher. After being named Delaware Art Educator of the Year in 1996, she was appointed by Governor Tom Carper to serve on the Delaware State Arts Council for two terms. Ms. Hansen joined the Delaware Department of Education in August of 2000. She was asked to serve as a National Review Panelist and site reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon School Program and to serve on behalf of SEADAE, the State Education Agency Directors of Art Education, on the steering committee for the Arts Education Partnership in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hansen is the immediate past president of SEADAE and serves on the leadership team of the National Consortium for Core Arts Standards.
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